P & C Lübeck

Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time:
2000 – 2003

Construction time:
2003 – 2005

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering of loadbearing structure (schematic design and design development)

Marktplatz Lübeck GbR/Germany

H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany

At the very heart of Lübeck’s historical centre a new commercial building was constructed. The building had to be inserted very carefully into the UNESCO-listed Old Town. For this reason the roof played a major role in the design concept. The roof consists of 16 shells in reinforced concrete that have a thickness of 14 cm each. In plan view the shells are trapezoids that are arranged in alternating alignments. The shells span 8.75 m in cross direction and up to 28 m in machine direction.